• July 17th, 2016
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[Closed Business: King in Obihiro] Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti Affectionately Called "Chi-Mi" by Obihiro People

King

Coffee King (珈琲きんぐ) is a popular cafe founded in 1983 on the 2nd floor of Tenguya (天狗屋) in Obhiro city, and is near Hirokoji street (広小路). The cafe is famous for serving Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti (チーズミート), and a lot of visitors come. Unfortunately, they closed down in December, 2018. This article before closing is as follows.

Appearance of Building
Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti -King in Obihiro-

After going up stairs and opening a door, visitors can feel a good old cafe. I visited here around 16:00 on a weekday. Although it was not busy time, 7 customers enjoyed their meals or drinks at the cafe. All the customers looked local people such as post-office workers, people like students and housewives. I guees that the cafe is their favorite getaway by Obihiro people. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.

Counter Seats
Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti -King in Obihiro-
Table Seats
Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti -King in Obihiro-

By the way, a highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and the Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Obihiro Station and Obihiro Airport.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between Obihiro and Sapporo or Asahikawa. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Obihiro. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Obihiro
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Obihiro to Sapporo
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Obihiro Station.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Nishi 5-jo, Nishi 18-jo and Odori Steet.

    OBIHIRO

    Obihiro (帯広) that about 170,000 people live is the 6th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. It has flourished as the center of the Tokachi district. The Obihiro is also a stockyard for agricultural products in whole Tokachi district, and Potato, Beet, Wheat and Chinese Yam are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -20 degrees in a winter. It has a large temperature gap, but it has less snow relatively in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating is popular in the winter. Mr. Hiroyasu Shimizu, an olympic gold medalist, come from the Obihiro, and there is much competition population of the skating. Read More

    Open Spacea in front of Obihiro Station
    Obihiro

    Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti

    I sat at a table seat, and I read a menu. The Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti was most popular. Local people often call "Chi-Mi (チーミー)" as a nickname. A lot of customers indeed ate the Chi-Mi at that tmie, so I ordered the Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti and a iced coffee. The price was JPY 950 in total.

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    Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti -King in Obihiro-

    The Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti is a dish that meat sauce spaghetti covered with cheese is put on a hot iron pan, and is cooked in an oven. The appearance looks lasagna. Because the oven is used, it takes about 20 minutes to serve. I have never known an idea of the baked meat sauce spaghetti covered with cheese, so I feel a novel dish. But other restraunts in Tokyo and the Obihiro serve the cheese meat sauce spaghetti. I do not know which restraunt is the originator, but the Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti has been cooked around 30 ago by the King.

    Close-up of Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti
    Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti -King in Obihiro-

    About 20 minutes later, the fresh Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti was served. The style that a dish is served in the hot iron pan resembles the style of Spakatsu (Spaghetti and Cutlet) of Izumiya in Kushiro. I guess that this style is a way of Eastern Hokkaido. I sticked the cheese with my fork at once, so the cheese was just oozing out, and adhered to the noodles. The taste reminded me of good old cafe. There are some sliced red vienna sausage that I often ate in my childhood, too. An owner said "The cheese meat sauce spaghetti was not an authentic Italian food", but I could enjoy typical tasty dish of Japanese cafe. Thanks for the tasty meal!

    Meat Sauce Spaghetti
    Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti -King in Obihiro-
    Red Vienna Sausage Reminds me of My Childhood
    Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti -King in Obihiro-
    Iced Coffee
    Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti -King in Obihiro-

    Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti

    Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
    Business hours 10:30-22:00
    Regular closing day Sunday
    Telephone number +81-155-24-8346
    Home page Home page is not provided
    Mapcode 124 624 298*26

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Obihiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Onsen Hotel Boston(ホテルボストン)
      HP
      Jalan
      Midorigaoka Onsen Sauna Business Hotel(みどりヶ丘温泉 サウナビジネスホテル)
      Booking
      Obihirominami Onsen Hotel Konan(帯広南温泉 ホテル光南)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Tokachi Gardens Hotel(十勝ガーデンズ ホテル)
      Business Hotel Plum Field(ビジネスホテル プラムフィールド)
      Casa Inn Hotel Obihiro(カーサーイン ホテル帯広)
      Booking
      Hotel Yamako(ホテルやまこ)
      Booking
      Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Tokachi Obihiro Ekimae(東横インとかち・帯広駅前)
      Hotel Tokachi Inn(ホテル十勝イン)
      Booking
      Hotel AreaOne Obihiro(ホテルエリアワン帯広)
      Dormy Inn Obihiro(ドーミーイン帯広)
      Hotel Route-Inn Obihiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン帯広駅前)
      Hotel Paco Obihiro 3(ホテルパコ帯広3)
      Booking
      Obihiro Grand Hotel(帯広グランドホテル)
      JR Inn Obihiro(JRイン帯広)
      Hotel Nupka(ホテルヌプカ)
      Richmond Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル帯広駅前)
      Fukui Hotel(ふく井ホテル)
      Hotel Grand Terrace Obihiro(ホテルグランテラス帯広)
      Natural Hot Spring Premier Hotel CABIN Obihiro(天然温泉プレミア ホテル-CABIN-帯広)
      Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro(ホテル日航 ノースランド帯広)
      APA Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(アパホテル)
      Hotel Musashi(ホテルムサシ)
      Booking
      Comfort Hotel Obihiro(コンフォートホテル帯広)
      Hotel Paco Obihiro 2(ホテルパコ帯広2)
      Booking
      Hotel New Obihiro(ホテルニューオビヒロ)
      Booking
      Hotel Sun Park(ホテルサンパーク)
      Booking
      Hokkaido Hotel(北海道ホテル)
      Business Hotel Grandy(ビジネスホテル グランディ)
      Booking
      Hotel Arm Obihirominami(ホテルアルム オビヒロミナミ)
      Booking
      Obihiro Yachiyo Youth Hostel(帯広八千代 ユースホステル)
      Taisho Crab House(大正カニの家)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Iwanai Nature Forest(岩内自然の森)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Snow Peak Tokachi Poroshiri Camp Field(スノーピーク十勝ポロシリキャンプフィールド)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com

      A page of Obihiro is here

      Obihiro

      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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